A preview of the October 26, 2018,
        edition of The Carmel Pine Cone

Oct. 26 - Nov. 1, 2018

Dear Readers,

In the latest of a series of claims against skincare stores on Ocean Avenue, a woman from Southern California has asked the district attorney to help her recover $40,000 she says she was tricked into spending. Mary Schley reports.

Taxpayers are once again on the hook for an expensive Big Sur rescue -- this time of a man who tried to retrieve a drone from a rocky outcropping at Pfeiffer Burns State Park. Chris Counts has that one.

The city has officially launched a search for somebody to take over the renovation of Flanders Mansion -- at their own expense. Mary Schley has the details.

The group sponsoring the ballot measure to takeover Cal Am has again been ordered to comply with campaign disclosure laws. It looks like a homeowner on Carmelo Street will finally get her remodel, despite opposition from neighbors. Residents of an important stretch of Palo Colorado Road will finally have vehicle access to their homes with the completion of major culvert improvements. The monks at a Big Sur hermitage are asking for public help with building a road they need. Someone set fire to the public restrooms at Devendorf Park. A spooky octopus has made a surprising appearance in Monterey Bay. We have a special section with all the winners of this year's Golden Pine Cones -- including some big surprises. And my editorial says that when the city council decided to move the municipal election to November, they probably didn't have any idea kind of electoral maelstrom they were getting into.

Paul Miller, Publisher

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